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  1. Alliance Background
  2. Date Signed:

    April 2, 2012

    Overview

    OSHA and IUOE, Local 571 formed an Alliance to provide IUOE, Local 571 members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect the health and safety of workers, particularly by reducing and preventing exposure to the hazards associated with the operation and maintenance of heavy construction equipment. In developing this Alliance, OSHA and the IUOE, Local 571 recognize that OSHA's State Plan and On-site Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.

    OSHA and the IUOE, Local 571 will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:

    • Provide expertise to develop training and education programs for Operating Engineers and Maintenance Mechanics regarding hazards associated with heavy construction equipment operation and maintenance, and provide expertise in communicating such information to employers and workers in the industry.
      • Deliver or arrange for the delivery of OSHA Outreach courses as part of IUOE, Local 571 apprenticeship training programs.

      OSHA and IUOE, Local 571 will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:

      • Provide expertise in developing information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and provide expertise in developing ways of communicating such information (e.g., print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools, and OSHA's and the IUOE, Local 571's Web sites) to employers and workers in the industry.
        • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or IUOE conferences, local meetings, or other safety and health focused events.
          • Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding IUOE best practices or effective approaches, and publicize results through outreach by IUOE and through OSHA- or IUOE-developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum).

          Implementation Team Members

          IUOE, Local 571: Rod Marshall, Business Manager
                                    Chris Reis, Business Representative

          OSHA Omaha Area Office: Doug Fletcher, Compliance Assistance Specialist (CAS)
                                                Bernard Hauber, Assistant Area Director (AAD)

        • Implementation Team Meetings

          1. Following the cancellation by Local 571 officials of scheduled training covering the new Crane and Derricks in Construction standard in December 2010, the Local 571 officials did not re-schedule this training in 2011, nor did they contact OSHA requesting any other training.
            • On July 21, 2011, AAD Hauber sent an e-mail to the  representatives of the Local (Rod Marshall, Business Manager, and Chris Reis, Business Representative) to discuss possible opportunities for working together, i.e. speaking engagements, training apprentices, etc. He attached the 2011 report and in the e-mail said the following:  "As can be seen by the attached annual report, Local 571 has not had any contact with OSHA since August 2010. At that time, your response was that you had no on-going apprenticeship classes. I want to make it clear that OSHA would be willing to provide outreach assistance outside of any apprenticeship classes…"  The e-mail also contained specific examples as spelled out in the alliance documents. 
              • In March 2012, AAD Hauber left a voice message for Rod Marshall stating that the alliance would be expiring in April 2012, and since Local 571 has not contacted OSHA, no action would be taken to renew the alliance.
                • On March 26, 2012, Rod Marshall spoke with AAD Hauber via telephone.  He said that he had forwarded the July 2011 email to the Local's training group but did not follow-up.  AAD Hauber suggested that Mr. Marshall look at his schedule and contact AAD Hauber or CAS Fletcher later to arrange a meeting. Although the alliance may expire in April, such a discussion could help determine the efficacy of developing a new alliance in accordance with the new format


              • Events and Products
              • Evaluation Period

                April 2, 2011 - April 2, 2012

                Training and Education
                Events

                [None]

                Products

                [None]

                Outreach and Communication
                Events

                [None (See Above)]

                Products

                [None]

                Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health
                Events

                [None (See Above)]

                Products

                [None]

              • Results
              • [None (See Above)]

                Type of Activity
                (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.)

                Number of Individuals Reached or Trained

                 

                 

                N/A

                N/A

                N/A

                N/A

                TOTAL

                0


              • Upcoming Milestones
              • At present there are no planned activities for reasons previously discussed. Since no action was done in the last 12 months, the Area Office recommends the alliance be terminated as of April 2, 2012.

                Report Prepared by: Bernard Hauber, Assistant Area Director in the OSHA Omaha Area Office For more information, contact the Office of Outreach Services and Alliances at 202-693-2340 or go to www.osha.gov.